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2. Web Search Tools: Overview

The following chart gives and overview of the search tools you will examine and an illustration of how much of the web they search. Pages 3-7 of this tutorial will have more details on these tools.


Web Directory
Web Search Engine (also called Web Index)
Metasearch Engine
Specialized Web Search Engine
Specialized Databases

You may find the same web site has items in multiple categories. For example, Yahoo! has both a directory and a general web search engine.

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